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Interior detail, Korner's Folly, Kernersville, Forsyth County, North Carolina

Korner's Folly (Kernersville, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Interior detail, Korner's Folly, Kernersville, Forsyth County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Houses
Italianate (North American architecture styles)
Original Format:
Color slides
Extent:
2 x 2 in.
Item identifier:
bh0139pnc001
Created Date:
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Location:
Kernersville (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Built Heritage

Source information

Repository:
Preservation North Carolina
Collection:
Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection, 1965-2005 (PNC slides) held by Preservation North Carolina
Note field:
Not all materials from the physical collection may have been scanned. Images may have been enhanced for web access.
Rights:
Reproduction and use of this material requires permission from Preservation North Carolina. For general information see the Preservation North Carolina website (http://www.presnc.org).
RightsStatements.org:
In Copyright
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http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0
Funding:
Digitization of this image was partially supported with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Building: Korner's Folly (Kernersville, Forsyth County, North Carolina)

Painter:
more info on Milch, Cesar 
Architect-interior decorator:
more info on Korner, Jule, interior decorator 
Built:
Street:
Highway 150
Community:
Kernersville
State:
North Carolina
Provenance note:
The house was built by Jule Gilmer Korner, first owner, an interior decorator, painter, and traveler, and was enlarged to its present size upon his marriage to Polly Masten. Also owned by their daughter, Mrs. D. L. Donnel.
Architectural note:
The three story, twenty-two room, brick residence was built in 1880. It exhibits a tall gabled roof with Italianate corbeling and has multiple stories of rooms with varying heights. The sharp-pitched roof, covered with shingles is said to have been cut from a single tree. The house contains numerous decorative features, such as carved human and animal figures and ceiling frescoes by German artist Cesar Milch, using themes from some of Rubens's paintings. There are twenty fireplaces in the home, and each is different. The house between the intersecting gables housed one of the first little theaters in America. The house was enlarged to its present form in 1886.
Historical note:
The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location:
Kernersville (N.C.)
Subjects:
Historic buildings
Houses
Italianate (North American architecture styles)
National Register of Historic Places
Rustic (Style)